Social Connections 8 – April 16 – 17 Boston, MA … and the best thing is I AM SPEAKING

Just got this in my in-box:

Thank you so much for submitting an abstract for Social Connections 8.

We are delighted to inform you that your session ‘DB2 – Did you know your “Social” runs on top of a database?’ has been selected for the event, and has been published to our agenda. It is provisionally scheduled for 11:25 on Friday.
So, it looks like I will be there! Nice thing is that I lice (almost) just around the corner and there are two Red Sox home games that weekend …. I guess it is time for some serious Boston Vacation Time with the family!
Go look and see if any of the content interests you some of my favorites are going to be there and I am quite happy I am only speaking once, that give me more time to sit in the other sessions and learn some more. We get some real treats, some of the really good speakers that you usually don’t see other than at LotusPhere, Connect, ConnectED (what the hell is next????) are coming and bringing some really interesting sounding content.
Hope top see you there, you can even heckle in my session if you like!


Tonight only: IBMSocialBeerz in New York

As I posted last week, tonight is the night! This is a limited engagement with the master of collaboration, the sultan of social, the one and only Stuart McIntyre (room for applause)

We will be at the Pig N Whistle on 2nd Ave (NOT THE ONE ON 3rd AVE!!) tonight in Midtown, come up to the second floor and look for the very lovely Sharon who will be taking care of us – between Stuart and her the visit is definitely worth your time … to celebrate the momentous event I might even shut up for a a minute or two – if I try real hard and get a Guinness in my hand quickly … 🙂

See y’all!


Mark your Calendar – IBMSocialBeerz April 10 in NYC

Yes, Stuart McIntyre and I have rebranded the LotusBeer tradition … if IBM can do it, so can we . . .

Since Stuart was foolish enough to announce to me he will be in town I immediately started on a social campaign to compel him to public drunkenness and anti-social behavior – so was born the idea of the IBMSocialBeerz .. Henceforth look on the Twitter (and any other social network you can think of) for #IBMSocialBeerz and thou shalt find it.

APRIL 10, 8:00 PM at the Pig N Whistle in Midtown Manhattan – the very lovely Sharon will be our bar tender / waitress and Cindy the manager will be in for a geeky surprise. Come one, come all just let me know if you ‘might’ attend. I booked a table on the second floor near the window so we can exit the place in movie fashion if needed. If you are late or there is just no room no matter what we are right next to the bar so there will be space … and Sharon will still serve you even if she finds out you are with us.

This will be FUN – and memorable and … well, when do you ever have a chance to see Stuart actually drink more than one drink in an evening? I challenge you to challenge him to throw his British reserve into the wind and unleash his ancient Irish soul from the dungeon . . .


PS: the waitress Sharon is in no way to be mistaken for the – also very lovely – Sharon Bellamy …